Road trip! The tapestry was on exhibition in New Glasgow at the New Glasgow Street Theatre, and several of our members took the opportunity to go view it. The work itself was created to illustrate the histories of Scottish migrants throughout the world, and the vividly coloured embroidery on display was certainly inspiring. The story of its creation and pictures of all the panels can be found at scottishdiasporatapestry.org
Marie-France has been very busy this past year and has shared pictures of her latest finished work.
Whenever the new Stitch magazine arrives, it gets passed around the worktable and eagerly perused by everyone. It’s always a treat to be the first one to borrow this latest issue to really get into the articles and projects. The magazine is full of interesting and accessible needlework, ranging from the very traditional – stumpwork and kogin – to the very modern, combining needlework with watercolour. This publication comes highly recommended!
Have you checked your attic recently? Recently a set of near perfect, Jacobean embroidery bed hangings from the 1600’s, were found in the attic of a ruined castle in Scotland.
Some people have all the luck. The only thing I found in the attic of my house was dust!
Submitted by Margot Walker